Transponders for Locating Underwater Objects

USA-based JW Fishers has introduced a line of low-cost transponders and an interrogator used to locate them. The Fishers MFT-1 multifrequency transponder is capable of transmitting 9 different frequencies between 24kHz and 33kHz. Having transponders with different frequencies allows many to be deployed in the same area with each transmitting a unique signal. The standard MFT-1 will operate from 4 to 8 months depending on the type of batteries installed. An optional extended housing is available that accepts more batteries, tripling the operating time. A Very Long Duration housing is also an option which holds enough batteries to operate the... (read more)
2013-04-02 01:44:13

French Pavilion at Ocean Business 2013

The French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London, UK, will showcase the best of French ocean technology on the French Pavilion at Ocean Business 2013 in Southampton (UK), from 9 to 11 April 2013. A total of eight sea-technology companies from France will be exhibiting at the Ocean Business trade show as part of the French Pavilion (Stand T5). The French companies will present their products and solutions in sea technology in order to reinforce their professional contacts with British partners and to provide mutually beneficial business opportunities. ACSA ACSA specialises in undersea robotics and positioning systems. The company has launched... (read more)
2013-03-25 04:07:45

French Contribution to Ocean Business 2013

The French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London will showcase the best of French ocean technology on the French Pavilion at Ocean Business 2013, taking place from 9 to 11 April 2013 in Southampton, UK. A total of eight sea-technology companies from France will be attending the Ocean Business trade show as part of the French Pavilion (Stand T5). The French companies, from across the sector, will present their innovative products and advanced technological solutions in sea technology in order to reinforce their professional contacts with British partners and to provide mutually beneficial business opportunities. ACSA ACSA specialises in undersea robotics... (read more)
2013-03-05 04:40:19

Going International

Cadden
Based in Nantes, France, Cadden specialises in electronic solutions for geopositioning and hydrography. As a full-service integrator, distributor and designer, the company’s global vision has become its trademark. This French SME is now entering a new growth phase. In 1999, Gilles Dandec, former sales executive with Thales Navigation, formed Cadden in Nantes, France. Initially a distributor of GPS systems and inertial measurement units for the maritime sector, the company ­continued to expand its range of products and services. Its steady growth was marked by two key events: 1. In mid-2010, Cadden developed and introduced Geod, a range of smart GPS antennas,... (read more)
2013-01-18 03:08:45

Ageotec Delivers Perseo GTV

Ageotec, Italy, has delivered to Cadden (France) its first Perseo GTV. The Perseo GTV fills a gap in deep-sea survey and intervention ROV operations, being an alternative to existing higher-class vehicles whenever cost-effective solutions are required in terms of shipping, handling and vessel support. It can include payloads like multi-beam echosounders and cutters or manipulators. Main standard vehicle's specifications are: 1,500m depth rating, 200kg weight, 1.5m length x 0.9m width x 0.8m height, adjustable payload from 18 to 40kg, three real-time high-resolution video channels and 8 serial data lines on single-mode fibre optic umbilical. Due to a modular design, all... (read more)
2012-12-13 09:15:17

ROV in Seawater Air Conditioning Survey

GDF Suez Energy Services is using a remotely operated underwater vehicle from Copetech-SM, France, as part of a vast seawater air conditioning (SWAC) project near La Réunion. Equipped with a multi-beam echo sounder, the ROV is performing deep sea bathymetric surveys.       This energy efficiency project is in line with sustainable development principles. Basically, it involves pumping cold seawater from more than 1,000m deep up to the 27 sites to be air conditioned, located in Saint-Denis and Sainte-Marie. The Marseille-based engineering consultancy firm was contracted to map a reliable route for the installation of approximately 20km of subsea pipelines.... (read more)
2012-11-22 09:26:44

It’s All About Location, Location, Location

Hydro international Interviews Steve Hagan
The rate of data growth is climbing exponentially, thanks to new sensors, new social networks and new ways to create and capture data. In response, Oracle is tackling four issues on behalf of its customers: supporting big data, simplifying IT, providing deep analytics and enabling implementations either on the cloud or on-premise. Hydro International speaks to Steve Hagan, vice president of development for server technologies at Oracle Corporation about the organisation’s relationships with key geospatial software and data suppliers, its special concentration on very large databases, and its focus on addressing ‘spatial intelligence’ and the mainstreaming of location into business... (read more)
2012-10-05 04:34:51

Approval for DP In Ice Research Project

The final piece of a CAD8.5 million research project to improve DP operations in ice fell into place on 23 May 2012 when the Government of Canada announced a contribution of CAD3.2 million to the project from the Atlantic Innovation Fund, administered by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Led by long-time Kongsberg Maritime simulator customer CMS – the Centre for Marine Simulation (Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University) – the five-year research project aims to improve the safety and efficiency of oil and gas operations in ice environments by improving dynamic positioning (DP) system technologies for operations in ice.  Central... (read more)
2012-07-03 03:04:36

MS 1000 v5 Sonar Processing Software

Kongsberg Mesotech, Canada, has announced the latest version of MS 1000 software for MS 1071 and MS 1171 Digital Scanning Sonar. MS 1000 Version 5.0 marks a major change in direction for this software. It enables no-charge software updates for all users and more specialised and productive software tools for specific user groups. The entry-level software, known as MS 1000 Express Edition, provides basic operating functions for Kongsberg Mesotech digital sonar. The Express Edition is suitable for many applications, such as obstacle avoidance for ROVs and certain imaging applications. The Express Edition does not require a software key for operation.... (read more)
2012-06-04 11:15:40

Meet the Hydro International Team at Oceanology International (A-F)

In the third week of March, the entire marine world will be gathering in London, as this is where the biannual Oceanology International event is taking place. The exhibition and the conference bring together technological and scientific developments. With over 550 exhibitors and a state of the art conference programme OI12 is definitely the place to be. OI12 will be held from 13 to 15 March at the ExCel Exhibition and Conference Centre in London’s Docklands. The organisers are expecting at least 7,000 visitors to attend. Hydro international will of course be present. We not only have a stand (No.... (read more)
2012-03-08 09:56:00
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